Tony Armstrong admits that he worried more about making a mistake in the AFL than on television.


Tony Armstrong admits that he worried more about making a mistake in the AFL than on television.

During a spread in Stellar magazine this week, Tony Armstrong, the newly adored sports presenter on ABC News Breakfast, let his personality shine through.

The 32-year-old AFL star talked about his transition from the field to television, saying he didn’t feel as nervous because “we are just on TV talking s**t” when he was on camera.

It will be published on Sunday. He claimed in the article that he “didn’t realize the gravitas of what I was doing, but that took the pressure off.”

“When I was playing sport, I was unsure and insecure,” Tony continued.

Most likely, I didn’t have that much faith in my ability to perform.

“Maybe you just feel a little repulsed by something when you want it so badly and work so hard to get it.

I am confident in my ability to perform as I am right now.

However, if something doesn’t work out, I don’t overthink it.

I actually lean toward it.

The bad stuff makes me happy.

since we are not saving lives.

We are just chatting on TV s**t.

The photoshoot, which was taken by photographer Steven Chee and features Tony looking dapper while showcasing his zany personality, will be published alongside the interview.

On Thursday, the football player posted a sneak peek of his cover shoot to Instagram with the caption, “Absolutely, for sure, definitely, felt natural at this photoshoot and most certainly didn’t mispronounce Hermes.”

After making an on-air mistake that may have injured him, Tony left the ABC News Breakfast set.

Prior to the national Eireborne tour, the former AFL player participated in an ill-advised segment in which he tried to learn Irish dancing.

Michael Rowland, Tony’s coworker, remarked that he “won’t be happy until I see Tony Armstrong do one of those high kicks” as Tony struggled on set.

Then, as the crew watched in awe, Tony performed a stunning high kick before tripping off the set and joking about hurting his hamstring.

The Graham Kennedy Award for Most Popular New Talent that Tony received at the 2019 Logie Awards solidified his status as a rising star.

After seven years away from the AFL, he announced last month that he was coming out of retirement. He had previously played for Adelaide, Sydney, and Collingwood.

For the remainder of the 2022 season, the sports star committed to playing for a nearby Victoria football team, the Barwon Heads Seagulls.


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